Events at a Glance

Finding Channels of Grace and Care

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Panel presentations by the following speakers will provide guidance to senior citizens and their extended families as they navigate the challenges of aging.

Mark Brinser, CFP professional and financial planner with Stewardship Advisors, LLC will speak on “The Importance of a Personal Financial Organizer.”

Gerald W., MSW and L. Marlene Kaufman, MSW are authors and retired marriage and family counselors. They will address “Necessary Family Conversations.”

Lauren Sophia Kreider, LPC is a bereavement counselor with Hospice and Community Care. Her topic is “Coping with Losses that Accumulate as We Age.”

J. Kenneth Brubaker, MD, serves as Co-Medical Director of the Masonic Village Hospice Program, Corporate Medical Director of Masonic Villages. He will speak on “Maintaining Brain Health as One Ages.”

Program Schedule

      8:30 a.m.     Registration with beverages provided

      9:00 a.m.     Introductions and panel presentations

     10:15 a.m.    Break

     10:30 a.m.    Questions and Answers from attendees to all speakers

     11:30 a.m.    Wrap-up and browsing for handouts

     12:00 noon  Lunch is provided and included in the registration fee

Registration fee is $15/person. You may register online by going to https://otterbeinlancpa.net, clicking the GIVING tab, and selecting “Senior Event Registration Fee.” Or you may call the church office at 717.394.3755 to obtain a registration form.

Parking is available in the lot on Christian Street behind the church or in the Lancaster County Council of Churches parking lot, 812 North Queen Street (behind Turkey Hill). The church is handicap accessible from the parking lot.

Worship Times

Worship Service and Children’s Church

Sunday 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Fellowship Time

Sunday 10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

Adult Sunday School

Sunday 10:45 – 12:00 noon


  Joyfully Ring Bell Choir

The Bell Choir plays at least once a month from September through June.

Thursday 6:45 – 7:30 p.m.

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir sings during the church calendar year from mid-September through early June.

Thursday 7:45 – 9:00 p.m.


Community Meal

Otterbein provides a free, tasty, and well-balanced meal for the community. We usually serve from 30 to 70 people in our Fellowship Hall.

Guests should enter from the door adjacent to the parking lot in the rear of the building. Take the stairs on the right down to Fellowship Hall.

No reservation is required. Just come and enjoy dinner with friends. Bring a friend or meet a new friend here!

First Friday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Attic Treasures

Attic Treasures is a mission sponsored by the United Methodist Women of Otterbein UMC.

Members and friends donate household items, jewelry, linens, and many other items.  We have a sale each month with prices affordable to all who are looking for a bargain.

All proceeds go to our Pledge to Mission and to local missions within our community. It is a win-win for the neighborhood and the mission budget!

Second Saturday of the Month from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

United Methodist Women

The organized unit of United Methodist Women shall be a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as a whole person through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church.

UMW meets the second Monday of each month for prayer, education, fellowship, and service. Meeting topics include local ministries and activities that encourage us to grow in our faith.

For more information contact Ruth Havercamp, havie@verizon.net, president of the local unit.

To learn about UMW worldwide, visit www.unitedmethodistwomen.org.

Other Happenings

Girl Scouts

4th – 12th Grade Girls

October through May
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Fellowship Hall

For more information contact
Girl Scouts Heart of Pennsylvania
or Coretta Wiker

Professional Clothing Bank

LUMINA and Otterbein United Methodist Church partner together to maintain a Professional Clothing Bank, located on the second floor rear of the Otterbein United Methodist Church. It is open at the following times:

  • Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
  • Second Saturday of each Month: 10 a.m. – 12 noon.

For additional information visit www.luminaoutreach.org/professional-clothing-bank/

Alcoholics Anonymous

8:00 p.m.

Fellowship Hall

For more information contact